Signs Your Water Heater Might Need Maintenance

Signs Your Water Heater Might Need Maintenance

The water heater is one of the most elusive appliances in the home. Everyone has one and everyone needs one, but nobody wants to talk about it. Many times, problems will arise with the water heater and go unnoticed and therefore, unresolved for months. This can result in wasted money, wasted time, and danger for your family. If you have a water heater in your home that you suspect might need maintenance, here are three signs to look for. Knocking Do you hear a weird noise coming from the water closet? Don’t worry, it’s most likely not a monster or a ghost, but a sign that your water heater is failing. When a water heater starts to go bad it will make a knocking noise while hot water is being used or shortly afterward. This sound is caused by heavy sediment settling in the water heater, a sign that the

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Cleaning your Air Conditioning Unit

Cleaning your Air Conditioning Unit

Spring is upon us, the birds are chirping and the air feels fresh. It’s time to open up those windows and get to work on spring cleaning and readying your home for the warmer seasons.  Many people have a list of items they complete every year: closet cleaning, window cleaning, garage cleaning, and even flipping the mattress.  But, it seems that some of the items that are most overlooked are the ones needed to actually keep your home running efficiently, and one of them is cleaning your air conditioning unit. Your air conditioning unit is the large, shiny, metal box sitting behind or on the side of your house.  In the summer months, it is this unit that is responsible for maintaining the temperature of your home and keeping you comfortable.  That’s why you should do everything in your power to keep it running smoothly, and one of those things

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What to Do When Your Water Heaters Acts Up

What to Do When Your Water Heaters Acts Up

Water heater issues? Not sure what to do when your water heart acts up? If you’re like most of the population you haven’t gotten a clue on what a water heater does, where it’s located, or how much it costs UNLESS that is until something goes wrong with it. Most water heaters are located in the basement or the garage of a home, sometimes it’s located on the back porch where the laundry is, nevertheless, every home is different but every water heater serves the same purposes. A water heater does just that, heats up the water that circulates throughout your home! A water heater takes cold water runs it through the heater and then pushes out the hot water through the pipes of your home. Hot water comes out of your pipes for washing dishes, taking showers, or doing laundry. Most common issues associated with water heaters are: no

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Understanding Your Home’s Electrical System

Understanding Your Home’s Electrical System

Unless you live in a tent or shed, all homes are wired for electricity. Understanding your home’s electrical system is extremely important.  All newer homes and recently sold homes are up to date on electrical codes and are wired for safety. Most homeowners run into electrical problems when their breaker box trips. This usually happens when too many things are plugged into a certain area of the house and it overloads the circuit. Each area of your home is designated to a specific circuit and can hold only a certain amount of power. Be aware of what trips your circuit and be sure not to overload it, this will prevent tripping. Tripping the circuit can happen from overloading the circuit, a short in the circuit, or a grounding fault. If you cannot figure out the root of the cause you should call your local electrician to help you.  An overloaded circuit

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The Most Common Plumbing Problems In Homes (And What to Do About Them)

The Most Common Plumbing Problems In Homes (And What to Do About Them)

Plumbing isn’t something that’s thought of until that something goes wrong in the home. Plumbing is one of those things that most Americans take for granted and don’t think twice about unless their water bill is extremely high or they have water bursting everywhere. It is important to contact your local plumbing company when you have any plumbing issues, as plumbing is a certified trait. Most common issues that fall under needing a professional plumber are dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, low pressure water, clogged drains, water heater issues, or the worst of all sump pump failure. Many of your plumbing issues need the attention of a licensed professional. Did you know that dripping faucet, leaky pipes and running toilets are the number one cause of water waste? And also the reason your water bill is so high. Another common misconception is that low pressure is from living in

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Getting to Know the Roles of Your HVAC System

Getting to Know the Roles of Your HVAC System

If you already know what your HVAC system is, it is time to get to know the roles of your HVAC system. Heating Let’s start with heat, heating your house through forced air is the responsibility of your HVAC system, it provides warm air to your home when it’s cold outside. Nothing like a drop in the temperature outside to make your house feel chilly and remind you it’s time to turn on the heat. Yearly maintenance will prevent any surprises when the weather turns, the last thing you want as a homeowner is to be frigid indoors. Usually, when it’s cold outdoors and your house isn’t properly heated, your house can become colder inside the house rather than outside. Without a heating method, a cold home can become dangerous to your health and it’s important to call a HVAC specialist as soon as possible to assess your unit. Ventilation

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What Exactly is an HVAC System?

What Exactly is an HVAC System?

If you’re like most people then you don’t know what HVAC stands for off the top of your head, but chances are you’ve googled it once to twice, or just now when something has gone wrong with your heat or your air conditioning unit, right? In fact you probably typed in something like “my heat won’t produce hot air” or “my air conditioner isn’t cooling”, whatever you might have typed into the search engine here’s a chance to learn more about how your house keeps you cool or warm. The official meaning for HVAC is Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The HVAC system flows warm, cool, or dehumidified air through your ducts or vents into your home. When your unit isn’t kicking out hot air or cold air that usually means there’s an issue, or if the unit’s fan isn’t running that can trigger a homeowner to call us. Houses

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